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Dollywood Fansite?
« on: June 26, 2008, 09:53:14 PM »
Does Dollywood have a fansite yet? It seems it has a massive internet following, but no one has gotten around to building a serious fan site for it. I've considered building one, but I just don't have the energy to watch both parks and keep up on all the cool little tidbits and everything in addition to the major news. Maybe if someone wanted to help out...

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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008, 10:27:30 PM »
I'd love to help but I just don't know anything about making a website. I can give to the site in other ways but I just don't know how to do that stuff. Sorry. Maybe you can start a Dollywood fan site after you finish this version of the site upgrade, that way at least SDCFans won't look forgotten.
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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008, 11:00:27 PM »
I wouldn't be starting on anything until I got this site to a really nice point, and I'm not even close to that yet. Once I get this site running smoothly though, I could just copy the code for it to make the DW site. A new template is all it'd need. The help I would need would involve writing news stories and keeping the site updated all around with DW info. Basically, an actual DW fan would have to write a lot of the actual content as I haven't even made it to the park yet.

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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008, 12:18:04 PM »
Could it be, as I've suggested, that you simply put in a tab (for the time being) that includes "other HFE interests"?  The forum could support another general category for each of these, as well.  I just don't know how people would know about it unless you stick a link on Wikipedia and such.
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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008, 02:31:25 PM »
^I'm actually going to add all that in later today, but the focus of this site will always stay pretty centered around SDC itself. DW could support a thriving site all by itself.

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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008, 04:50:26 PM »
This is the only Dollywood "fan site" I have found. It's more of a blog though:

http://dollywoodnews.blogspot.com/

Speaking of blogs, the Inside Track has now been deleted  :(

http://silverdollarcity.blogspot.com/

^^^I've also never been to Dollywood so I don't know if I'd be able to help very much with that site or not.
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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008, 07:25:57 PM »
There use to be a Dollywood forum website, but it died off pretty fast...I think at max there were only like 15 members. 

Dollywood doesn't quite have the generational following that Silver Dollar City does.  Most of the DW fans on other websites didn't care about the park until they started adding larger thrill rides a few years ago.

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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 04:59:08 PM »
DW now has a small fansite: http://dollywoodfans.blogspot.com/

It's just a blogger blog, but it's something. He's done a good job keeping up with all the tidbits on the park so far.

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Re: Dollywood Fansite?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 08:05:45 PM »
The Official Dollywood fan site is now  dwfans.blogspot.com   

I got in trouble for using Dollywoodfans.blogspot.com